Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TWD: Cinnamon Squares

I love cinnamon and I had been dying to give this recipe a try. Finally Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures chose this recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie.

Now, being a purist, I like my cinnamon on it's own. So, I was a little disappointed when I read through the recipe and saw the addition of chocolate to the batter as well as the frosting. I don't like my cinnamon mixed with my chocolate. Bummer. But, being the substitution queen that I am, I searched high and low for cinnamon baking chips (Okay, so I really only searched the grocery store and world market, but you get my drift) only to come up empty handed.

What's a girl to do? Make do. I had some Ghiradelli Cappuchino Chips lying around, so I threw those in the batter and used them for the frosting. Next time... I'll skip 'em and just make this a straight up cinnamon cake. I don't really think it even needs a frosting, a dusting of confectioners sugar would have been enough for my tastes.

This cake is delicious. Moist and full of cinnamon flavor. It would be a great breakfast cake or snack cake. I feel like cinnamon gets a raw deal... only mixed with apples and pumpkin, it deserves it's own cake like this one. Let's bring cinnamon back, a la Justin Timberlake.